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Shiv Sena questions claim of fall in militant incidents


Mumbai, Nov 28: The Shiv Sena Monday questioned the government claim that incidents of militancy have come down in Jammu and Kashmir and said the militants are now killing jawans to create fear among the youth in the Valley. Referring to the killing of Territorial Army jawan Irfan Ahmed, the Sena said it is a “new technique” aimed at demoralising and ...

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Hoist tricolour in Lal Chowk before Pakistan : Farooq Abdullah to New Delhi


Jammu, Nov 28: In yet another controversial remark, former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday dared New Delhi to hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar before talking about unfurling it in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK). Abdullah’s remarks drew criticism from the BJP, with Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh saying the National Conference leader was strengthening the ...

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Court extends judicial custody of Salahuddin’s son till Dec 22


Srinagar, Nov 27: A New Delhi court Monday extended the judicial custody of Syed Salahuddin’s son Shahid Yousuf till December 22 next month. Shahid Yousuf was arrested by NIA (National Investigation Agency) on 24 October this year in alleged funding case. Sources said that Shahid Yousuf was produced before Patiala Court New Delhi, which extended his judicial custody till December 22. ...

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Jammu & Kashmir: Lashkar commanders in valley won’t live very long, claims Arun Jaitley


Srinagar, Nov 26: Speaking on the ninth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attacks during a rally in poll-bound Gujarat’s Surat, union finance minister Arun Jaitley sent out stern warning to the militants operating in the valley. Jaitley reports said stated that whoever becomes the Lashkar commander will not last very long. Arun Jaitley “Their condition is such that whoever becomes the Lashkar ...

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Sonia Gandhi to visit Kashmir in the 2nd week of December


Srinagar, Nov 26: United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi will arrive in Kashmir capital Srinagar in the second week of December next month. Gandhi will inaugurate the newly constructed Congress Bhavan building at MA Road Srinagar. She is likely to address party workers at the Srinagar based Congress headquarter. Senior Congress leader Muhammad Sultan Mandoo while confirming the visit of Sonia ...

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RSS playing with fire on Ram temple issue: Owaisi


New Delhi, Nov 25: Reacting to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat”s comments that “only Ram Mandir and nothing else” will be built at the disputed site in Ayodhya, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief told Times Now news channel: “This is a very delicate matter and RSS is playing with fire on this issue. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday accused ...

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Rahul Gandhi turns emotional, hugs lecturer on listening to her woes


Ahmedabad, Nov 24: In a gesture that touched many hearts, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi hugged a part-time woman lecturer after listening to her plight during an interactive session with the teaching community of Gujarat. Rahul Gandhi turns emotional, hugs lecturer on listening to her woes Ranjana Avasthi, a PhD holder, was among the lecturers, professors and schoolteachers invited to attend ...

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